Choosing a job: high-paying with long working hours, or low-paying with short working hours?
Which would you choose: a high-paying job with long hours that would give you little time with family and friends or a lower-paying job with shorter hours that would give you more time with family and friends? Explain your choice, using specific reasons and details.
I am optimistic that through my studies and continued hard work I will be able to find a job that will provide my future family and me with financial security. We should be able to afford the necessities of life, such as a modest home, enough food to nourish us and keep us in good health, as well as education for our children. Hopefully, I will find myself in the fortunate situation where I can decide between a high-paying job with long hours and a lower-paying job with shorter hours. I would choose the job with the lower salary and greater personal time without hesitation, because my family and friends are the most important things in my life.
Time is the greatest investment I can make into the relationships with my wife and my children. A marriage is not just a decision one makes but a promise that one keeps. In order to do so one has to be there for the other person and share moments of joy as well as times of difficulty. Nowadays, too many relationships wither away as the partners are unable to work out their problems or bond through meaningful experiences. Personal careers become too important and family time becomes a rare occurrence.
The absence of one parent, due to professional career or divorce, can have a very negative effect on a child's development. The child might question his value to father or mother (depending on which one is continually absent) and develop low self-esteem. Without the presence of either or, worse, both parents, the child will be more likely to make bad decisions as he is lacking proper guidance. And there is one point should also be mentioned, i.e. neither expensive toys nor fancy clothes can compensate for this.
Lastly, I can derive more pleasure from spending time with my friends than I ever could from driving a sports car or taking luxury vacations. The inner peace and balance that I enjoy from their company are invaluable to me. Also, a million dollars in the bank would be worth nothing if I didn't have the time to enjoy these riches with my friends.
【作業類 + 兩選類】 Some people like to live away from family and friends with high salaries， the other people like to stay with your family and friends with less pay. Which one do you prefer? 遠走他鄉賺取高薪仍是享用親友的陪同賺取低薪? (2012年7月28日) 【點評】托福寫作的論題通常和年輕人的生長，擇業，人生挑選息息有關，由于年輕人會有感而發。在托福寫作題庫中和作業有關的論題有：三天作業好仍是五天作業好;遠走他鄉仍是久居故鄉;距離年;高薪假日多的作業比照低薪假日少的作業;年輕人是不是應該為做好生長的預備而從事兼職等。
【有關標題】 A job with more vacation time but a low salary is better than a job with a high salary but less vacation time. 是不是贊同低薪假日多的作業比高薪假日少的作業好? (2009年2月27日) 【標題解析】比照類寫法 【作家立場】遠走他鄉賺取高薪是比享用親友的陪同賺取低薪非常好的挑選。
【寫作思路】一邊倒支撐：三個論據支撐一個作家立場。 【思路拓寬】 1. 作業是日子的主要部分，因而也是美好的源泉，許多人將自個的作業成就感和薪水的凹凸聯系到一起。薪水高意味公司注重自個，也體現了自我的價值，因而，獲得作業成就感和自豪感的時機就多, 這即是為何許多年輕人情愿異鄉拼搏以賺取高薪。 2. 遠走他鄉，雖然親情和友誼或許會疏遠，可是，高薪能夠給在未來給家人帶來愈加美好的日子。詳細而言，改進寓居環境，使后代承受精英教育，家人的醫療有保證等，這些也是美好的源泉。 3. 挑選在異國他鄉作業，我們也能夠和親人兄弟經過網絡或電話保持聯系，一起，我們能夠在假日的時分回家省親，因而，家庭聯系和兄弟聯系紛歧定會由于空間的阻隔而疏遠。 點評：推薦打開自個的例子;兄弟的例子。
【原創語料庫】 1. One of the traits of modern way of working is that people enjoy more freedom and flexibility in selecting their favorite jobs. 現代擇業方法的主要特征之一即是我們在挑選自個喜愛的作業方面愈加自由，靈敏。 解析：one of the traits of …… is that …… 的最主要的特征之一即是 …… 2. It often happens that modern people often fall into a dilemma when faced with the option of living away from home to strive for a handsomely paid job or enjoying the company of the family with a meager salary. 現代人常常墮入兩難的窘境，是挑選在遠離家人賺取高薪，仍是享用家人陪同而賺取低薪。 解析：It often happens that modern people often fall into a dilemma when faced with the option of A and B 現代人在面對 …… 和 …… 的挑選的時分，常常墮入兩難的窘境。 拓寬：a handsomely paid job = a well-paid job n 高薪的作業 3. When it comes to the issue whether or not living far away from home to pursue wealth dreams is superior to staying with family to enjoy life, there never lacks debates and arguments. 當提及到是不是遠離家庭去尋求財富夢想優勝于和親我們在一起享用日子的時分，我們常常爭議不斷。 解析：When it comes to the issue whether or not …… is superior to …… , there never lacks debates and arguments. 當提及到是不是…… 優勝于…… 的時分，我們爭議不斷。 4. A great many people prefer to secure a well-paying job even at the expense of being away from family members and friends . 許多人喜愛高薪的作業，即便這種挑選是以遠離親人兄弟為價值。 解析：even at the expense of …… 即便以……為價值 解析：secure a well-paying job v 找到一份高薪的作業 拓寬：get a reasonable career v 找到理想的作業 5. Making large sums of money could， to large extent， improve one’s quality of life. 掙到許多的錢能夠進步日子的質量。 解析：large sums of money n大筆的錢 6. Children have the opportunities of receiving fine education with high quality 孩子們有時機承受高質量的精英教育。 7. To take a few days off in luxurious seaside resorts when vacation comes 假日降臨，在海濱的豪華度假勝地享用日子 解析：細節打開 8. A lot of people take their comfortable salary as a source of happiness and the realization of self-value. 許多人把高薪當成是美好的一種源泉以及自我價值的完成。 解析：comfortable adj 舒暢的;富裕的 9. One might have more chances to accompany their families and associate with good friends if he or she dwell in the native hometown. 假如一個人住在家園，他會有更多的時機陪同家人以及和好友往來。 解析：associate with sb v 和或人往來 拓寬：dwell in sp = reside in sp v 住在某地 10. A well-paid career indicates high social status，which could earn respect from others. Some top stars or financially richer entrepreneurs could serve as perfect examples. 高薪作業意味社會地位高，也贏得別人的敬重，明星和公司家即是極好的例子。 解析：financially richer entrepreneurs n 賦有的公司家 解析：could serve as perfect examples v能夠作為完滿的例子 11. A desirable life is what every individual aspires after. 人人巴望自個想要的日子。 點評：…… is what every individual aspires after v ……是人人巴望的。 12. It is highly possible that one could keep contact with relatives and friends via the Internet and the mobile phone even he or she live in the remote city or alien land. In this sense, harmonious family relationship will not be undermined and intimate friendship will not be estranged even there exists the geographical barrier. 挑選在異國他鄉作業，也能夠和親人兄弟經過網絡或電話保持聯系，一起，我們能夠在假日的時分回家省親，因而，家庭聯系和兄弟聯系紛歧定由于空間的阻隔而疏遠。 解析：undermine v 損壞 解析：estrange v疏遠